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Standing Committee on Pro Bono
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Standing Committee on Pro Bono


Mission and Goals




The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.

Resources

  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.



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      Leadership

      Co-Chairs:

      Birke, Richard
      Krivis, Jeffrey

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      Programs, Meetings and Events

      Section Events

        The Ethics of Mediator Testimony: Tales from Recent Federal and State Case Law

        09/10/2014-09/10/2014

        PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: >Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.>You must attend the entire webinar, including the Q&A, to receive CLE credit. Partial credit is not available for the live program. Please log in a few minutes before the start of the program.This ...

        12th Annual Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills

        10/16/2014-10/17/2014
        Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
        San Antonio

        The curriculum covers each phase of the mediation process and includes small group discussions in which participants can discuss specific issues and fine-tune


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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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